Heating vents in ceiling?
WeÂre having a remodel done in Oakland, CA and trying to figure out where to put our heating vents on the 2nd floor (we don't have or need A/C).
Ideally, we would put them in the floor since heat rises, but due to the structural issues of the floor, this is somewhat difficult because of various beams we would have to cut through (it's possible, but difficult). So, the other choice is to run the ducting up to the attic in one location, and then distribute it through the ceiling (some rooms have lofted ceilings up to 11 feet tall).
The upstairs will be very well insulated since itÂs new (insulated walls, ceilings, and double-pane windows). Anyone have experience with ceiling vents in their home in this type of climate (it doesn't get super cold, maybe down to mid-40's at night a few nights a year)?
Does it make a big difference to have ceiling vents in terms of temperature, noise, or feeling the blowing air? Because if it does, we might push harder to have floor vents.
Also, can we get away with just one return vent in the hallway (it's 900 sq feet upstairs)?